Before having surgery, it's important to think about life after surgery. Do you have the help you need? Here are a few tips to get you started. If you haven't already, please review our Preparing for Surgery page.
A walker, cane or crutches may be used for about two to four weeks. Our qualified staff will take care of any equipment needs you may have prior to discharge from the hospital on an individual basis.
Some other devices you may need:
You will need physical therapy after joint surgery. The number of physical therapy sessions you’ll need varies for by individual, but exercise must be a lifetime commitment. Your surgeon and physical therapist will design a program to specifically meet your needs.
After joint replacement surgery, you’re advised to avoid high-impact activities, such as:
Other restrictions may include: